1903 barrel markings

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  1. warbirdfinder

    warbirdfinder New Member

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    I have a 1903 Springfield, serial # 105481, the barrel is stamped SA, 3-42, 30-06 and calst air. Other than the SA and barrel date, any ideas on the meaning of the other markings? And it has a straight bolt arm.
    Thanks
  2. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Is it still in military dress?

    Many 03's were rebuilt by arsenals during the Second War with newly manufactured barrels and other components. It's not at all uncommon to see a very early 03 like yours with a later parts. The SA 3-42 denotes that the barrel was produces by Springfield Armory in March of 1942.
  3. warbirdfinder

    warbirdfinder New Member

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    Yes, still in military dress.
    Thank you.
  4. gunboat

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    Calst air --- Possibly Calif State Air National Guard - Don't believe I have ever seen an 03 with a straight bolt handle --
  5. OldPilgrim

    OldPilgrim New Member

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    CAI ST.Albans VT perhaps, you're reading it wrong.

    They are a large importer
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